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We at 1CL admire and encourage commitment to a cause, but even we blanched this week when we read of the determination of a 20 year old Slovenian woman, Julija Adlesic, who cut off her own hand with a circular saw in order to claim a €1,000,000 insurance payout. We can only imagine how irritated


Yesterday Sarah Prager was joined by Jatinder Paul of Irwin Mitchell, solicitor for the Claimant in the recent case of Griffiths v TUI UK Limited, which has changed the legal landscape in gastric claims. They discussed the case and its implications for practitioners working in travel law and more generally, and assessed what the decision means for


In this webinar, Nick Yell and Lisa Dobie look at two issues that arise time and time again in clinical negligence claims. This webinar gives you an introduction and update to a) consent and b) material contribution, the key cases and some practical guidance. This is useful to anyone new in this field of work


THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT & CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE – The Return? There are a number of clinical negligence claims against the NHS that are based upon, or supported by, alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA”).  The acts and omissions of those employed by the State in the field of healthcare may engage the


Last week we at 1CL watched with interest as the Home Office, Bar Council and Law Society slugged it out over whether it’s appropriate to describe immigration lawyers as ‘activist’ lawyers. Following a Civil Service retraction of the term, the Home Secretary tweeted it again, prompting the Bar Council to tweet the following: “’Activist lawyers’


Yesterday Zachary Bredemear and Richard Cherry delivered the final webinar in our Back to Basics webinar series, looking at the topic of disrepair and dilapidations. They covered topics including: What is disrepair? Who is responsible for what? How and when does “disrepair” need to be cured? How are damages assessed? What pre-action steps should be


From Monday 7th September, our clerks will be returning to Chambers. Initially they will be working on a rota system with some in Chambers whilst others continue to work remotely. This will ensure we maintain social distancing in the clerks’ room and also provide a higher level of business resilience. The majority of our Members


In this webinar, Sarah Prager is joined by Jatinder Paul of Irwin Mitchell, solicitor for the Claimant in the recent case of Griffiths v TUI UK Limited, which has changed the legal landscape in gastric claims. They discuss the case and its implications for practitioners working in travel law and more generally, and assess what


In an eerie echo of last week’s report that the Portuguese President had rescued a couple of kayaking tourists, this week we read of the small child on an inflatable unicorn pulled from the water off Patras by the crew of the Salaminomachos ferry. Apparently she had been swept out to sea whilst her parents


Dominique recently represented the Appellants in Robin Turpin (1) Jane Turpin (2) v TUI UK Limited (2020).   The Appellants had originally brought a claim against the Respondent for damages as a result of food poisoning sustained during their package holiday in Greece. They had observed during their holiday that the hotel they stayed in


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